Photography by Michael Baxley
Since the turn of the century, this Scott farmhouse has graciously welcomed friends and family to gather for fun and fellowship throughout the year. Kay and Bill Bevis honor the home’s rich history – known as the Kirk House – and enjoy creating memories that add to the heritage of the land as well as the sense of community. Kay creates an elaborate winter wonderland with a traditional color palette that introduces pops of color – inspired by much of the artwork throughout the home. Utilizing beloved Christmas décor – like vintage stockings and Nutcrackers – each room presents a joyful array of color and unexpected, whimsical delights.
ARTIST Ellen Hobgood
This Heber Springs artist established a devoted clientele through her Santa Claus paintings. Her love of Christmas is depicted in each unique image as she shares the magic of the season in homes across the country. She’s been celebrated in Southern Living Magazine and features her artwork at Red Door Gallery.
Jim Marvin ORNAMENTS
These hand-blown glass ornaments are the perfect addition to Kay’s Christmas collection – discovered after hanging a commissioned Santa Claus painting by Ellen Hobgood. For more than three decades, Jim Marvin’s design and innovative color presentation has captured the hearts of the “young at heart.” He draws inspiration from his international travels – including Europe and Asia – for his signature bubble gum finial ornaments and majestic ensembles.
KAY’S CHRISTMAS TIPS
“The perfect holiday décor is gathering friends – some lifelong and others new – for a celebration of the season.”
“Fresh greenery is a nice finishing touch that brings the natural beauty of the farm indoors.”
“The simplicity of the floral centerpiece lightens the table – roses and tulips give hints from the garden – and the gifts are reminders of the season.”